Amazonia-1 Satellite – UPSC Prelims

  • It is an earth observation satellite of Brazil.
  • Purpose: It will provide remote sensing data for users monitoring deforestation in the Amazon forests. Furthermore, it will analyze diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.
  • The satellite injected into its precise orbit of 758 km in a sun-synchronous polar orbit.
  • Significance: It is the first commercial venture for New Space India Limited (NSIL).
  • Launched by ISRO’s PSLV-C51
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